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Antwerp Management School

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Antwerp Management School [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Antwerp Management School is an international business school that considers state‐of‐the‐art management knowledge to be the cornerstone of its mission. Through rigorous and relevant research, both fundamental and applied, Antwerp Management School wants to generate excellent knowledge that contributes to science and society.    The Smart Ecosystems and Networks (SEN) research group will be involved in PIONEERS. At its core, SEN is concerned with three major themes related to the design, organisation, and management of groups of three or more organisations, the impact and supervision of (new) technological developments to improve cooperation within and between groups of organisation and the evaluation of effectiveness and impact at the level of society, the group as a whole and the organisation.   Role in PIONEERS:   AMS will primarily focus on WP2 and WP6 regarding the stakeholder mobilisation, the multi-stakeholder business modelling, the design of the collaborative ecosystem and the development of a shared vision, roadmap, and...

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Panteia

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Panteia [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Panteia B.V. is a Dutch consultancy firm that supports policy and decision makers, to help them formulate, monitor, and evaluate strategies for business model innovation, centred on sustainable transport innovation both in technology and processes. Panteia BV consists of a number of business units, acting as a partner for the European Commission, national governments, provincial governments, local councils, national and international organisations, trade associations and the business world in general.   For over sixty years, Panteia, notably through NEA Transport Research and Training, has specialised in research, consultancy, and training services in the area of transport, infrastructure, logistics and mobility. Its activities cover a broad field, encompassing all the economic and social aspects of both freight and passenger transport, for all modes.   Role in PIONEERS:   Panteia's main role in the project as an impact assessment consultancy will be backed by its consolidated background in European research projects. Panteia will be responsible for the impact...

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e-GLM

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] e-GLM [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]e-GLM aims to broaden its scope and to be a network organisation for several electric/sustainable mobility related issues. Therefore, e-GLM’s main goal is to accelerate the uptake of sustainable/electric heavy-duty trucks and to ensure a future proof cleaner transport sector.  Another aspect which will be delivered in due time is related to setting up a structure based on sharing electric trucks and the smart use of strategic placed ultra-fast charging infrastructure, so the TCO (total cost of ownership) price will be lower than the conventional diesel.   Role in PIONEERS:   As the leader of Task 5.5., e-GLM will have a strong contribution to the study of the viability of the latest available technology, e.g. by liaising with all major suppliers of zero emission trucks and charge point manufacturers. Together with e-GLM and other consortium members, the charging infrastructure and vehicles will be bought, implemented, and tested. Moreover, e-GLM will also work on the...

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CSTC

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] CSTC [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Belgian Building Research Institute (BBRI-CSTC-WTCB) is a private research institute aimed at the promotion of applied research in the construction industry, in order to improve its competitiveness. The BBRI main tasks are related to performing scientific and technical research for the benefit of its members, to supplying technical information, assistance, and advice to its members, as well as to contribute to the general innovation and development in the construction sector, more specifically by performing contractual research upon the request of the industry and the authorities.   Role in PIONEERS:   The CSTC, and specifically its laboratories Sustainable and Circular Solutions and Concrete Technology, have experience in researching and promoting “green” solutions for concrete and can be considered an authority in this field. Therefore, CSTC will have a strong contribution in the development of concrete mixtures for quay walls and adjacent buildings using locally recovered and treated sand, as well as the demonstration of...

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UITP

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] UITP [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Since 1885, the International Association of  Public Transport (UITP) has been the international network for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. UITP is the global advocate of public transport and sustainable mobility, and the promoter of innovations in the sector and a platform for worldwide cooperation, business development and the sharing of know-how.   Although it is a worldwide association, thanks to its international organisation and relevant membership, UITP is recognised by the EU institutions as an association representative of the urban, suburban, and regional passenger public transport operators, organising authorities and industries. UITP is active in the three major pillars handled by the European Commission: Legislation, Standardisation and Research and Innovation.   Role in PIONEERS:   UITP will have a strong contribution in the facilitation of cross-cooperation activities between sister projects, facilitating community building. UITP will also participate in the definition of scenarios...

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European Inlandwaterwaytransport Platform

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] European Inlandwaterwaytransport Platform [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The joint platform “European IWT Platform” is coordinated by the two associations (EBU and ESO) and it will strengthen the industry by participating pro-actively in the decision-making processes related to the areas covered by IWT’s Committees. These committees are focusing on human capital, greening of the fleet, nautical technical aspects, safety and security, as well as digitalization/automation.   IWT encourages innovation with respect to the fleet’s technical progress leading to even more environmentally friendly vessels. In addition, Inland Navigation should become more respected and better integrated in Europe’s Transport System and should be at the forefront when it comes to preparing this system for 2030 and beyond. Therefore, by making the platform more effective and efficient with the help of disruptive innovation and digitalisation, IWT will play a major role in this evolution.   Role in PIONEERS:   IWT main involvement in the project will be the facilitation of cross-cooperation activities between sister projects,...

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ALICE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] ALICE [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]ALICE is a non-for-profit industry led association based in Brussels with 160+ members reaching the full stakeholders’ groups within freight transport, logistics and supply chain. ALICE is the alliance of European leading companies and experts in implementing logistics and supply chain innovation and develops a comprehensive strategy for research, innovation and market deployment of logistics and supply chain management innovation in Europe. ALICE vision is to support an affordable logistics transition towards zero emissions.   Logistics, from global to urban, will evolve to an open system of systems, enabling assets and resources in logistics networks to be interconnected facilitating their use to the maximum capacity and productivity while increasing agility and resilience of supply chains. We call this the Physical Internet (PI). ALICE develops new concepts, manages knowledge generated in EU projects and initiatives, creating a framework of collaboration within its membership. ALICE influences European strategies and policies of governments, companies and...

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Maastricht University

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Maastricht University [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Maastricht University is the most international university in The Netherlands and the researchers at the UM work in multidisciplinary teams and close cooperation with international institutes and industry. However, besides the top-ranked educational programs, dedicated researchers who publish in top international journals, and an established PhD program, there is also an executive development department (UMIO) which collaborates with organisations to ‘valorise’ scientific knowledge and to co-create new insights.   The Brightlands Institute for Supply Chain Innovations (BISCI) develops smart and sustainable innovations in supply chain management. In addition, the institute trains the next generation of professionals who can contribute to supply chain innovation in the industry. BISCI derives its strength from closely collaborating with partners in the public, private and community sectors.   Role in PIONEERS:   Maastricht University will be mainly involved in three work packages. In WP2, UM will be involved in the integration of the Master Plan in the Strategic Planning Cycles...

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VDL Automated Vehicles

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] VDL Automated Vehicles [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]VDL Automated Vehicles is a business unit within VDL’s biggest system integration activity named VDL Steelweld Group. VDL Groep innovates through a combination of craftsmanship, entrepreneurship, and high-quality machinery. VDL cooperates in projects in which it creates AGVs that operate on a world class top level.    Role in PIONEERS:   VDL will have a strong presence in the Research & Development phase by offering advice to terminal operators on operations with electrical heavy duty AGVs. Moreover, the hardware of electrical AGV will have a drive-by-wire vehicle control architecture, which can be interfaced with automated software of partner AKKA, and it will be made available for further software development, and will be compliant with the EU.    VDL will also provide a framework for business case comparison between conventional container port shuttle costs and electrified automated container shuttles. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][qodef_button size="small" type="outline" target="_self" icon_pack="" font_weight="" text="Website" link="https://www.vdlautomatedvehicles.com/"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEucW9kZWYtcG9ydGZvbGlvLXRpdGxlJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwRElTUExBWSUzQSUyME5PTkUlMjAlMjFpbXBvcnRhbnQlM0IlMEElN0QlMEEuc21hbGwtc2xpZGVyLnFvZGVmLXBvcnRmb2xpby1zaW5nbGUtaG9sZGVyJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwTUFSR0lOLVRPUCUzQSUyMDEwMFBYJTIwJTIxaW1wb3J0YW50JTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Vito

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Vito [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]VITO is a leading European independent research and consultancy centre in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, elaborating solutions for the large societal challenges of today. VITO focuses on five different research programmes: sustainable chemistry, energy, health, materials management, and land use. VITO provides innovative and high-quality solutions, to enable large and small companies to gain a competitive advantage and advises industry and governments on determining their policy for the future.    Role in PIONEERS:   VITO will contribute to the transition towards a sustainable use of materials by developing and implementing science-based knowledge and know-how. The main tasks in the project are the validation, optimisation, and upscaling of processes to recover construction sand suited for concrete production from excavated soils resulting from large infrastructure works, as well as the assessment of the use of local resources on concrete performance, durability, and life cycle impact. Moreover, VITO will also contribute to the stakeholder...

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